|Overall Rating||Pretty Good|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Manufactured in||USA by Mervin|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Rocker|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
Gnu Swallow Tail Carver 2018 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride
The Gnu Swallow Tail Carver is new this year and a nice take on directional XC2 BTX to give it a tapered forgiving freeride feel. Not much has changed from 2016-2018 and this old review still stands.
Approximate Weight: Felt normal
On Snow Feel: You could feel the stability of the XC2 BTX but it really feels a lot more like a pure powder board than a powder board that can also handle groomers really well. It’s a good groomer board but not anywhere close to how I think it would be in powder.
Powder: No powder but you can just tell that with the set back, swallow tail and tapered shape that this will float like a champ.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Very quick and snappy edge to edge.
Speed: Not super fast but fast enough for some good mountain speed.
Uneven Terrain: I was surprised on how much uneven terrain bucked this board around and although I think it will be fine in powdery moguls it wasn’t that fun in harder uneven snow.
Edge Hold: Really mellow edge hold here and maybe the edges were de-tuned but it didn’t hold like other MTX boards I rode that day.
Flex: Nice snappy flex but it still allows you to get a good tail butter or nose press.
The rest doesn’t really matter.
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